Words: Erin Irwin
Artist, poet and filmmaker Jazz Money is now represented by The Commercial, Sydney, bringing with them a complex and deeply informed practice that weaves together several strands of creativity and artmaking.
Language and oral traditions hold pride of place in Money’s methodology, using poems, poetics and moving imagery to work as a contemporary channel for traditional First Nations story-telling. Utilising Wiradjuri word-concepts, they continue a historical chain of mythologies and cosmologies, acting in defiance of colonial interventions.
Money’s work has been presented around the globe, including preeminent institutions in Australia, Switzerland, New York, Brazil and France. Her poetry collection how to make a basket won the David Uniapon Award in 2020, and has debuted their work WINHANGANHA at the British Film Institute in London.
Prior to joining The Commercial, they participated in the exhibition LIGHTMOVING presented by the gallery 2022. Money will now be part of the gallery’s group exhibition at Sydney Contemporary art fair in September this year.
This article was posted 16 August 2023.
Image: Jazz Money, infinite iterative piece, 2023, installation view Between Waves, ACCA, Melbourne. Photo: Andrew Curtis. Courtesy: the artist and The Commercial, Sydney.